Child Maltreatment Chapter 4: Sexual Abuse
Question: Prevention roles can be effectively extended to other adults (other than parents) in a child’s environment, such as teachers. As Miller discussed, “only a few research studies have examined the effectiveness of Child Sexual Abuse prevention programs specifically targeting teachers” (Miller, 2013). Creating a safe and comfortable school environment is crucial to a student’s emotional well-being and academic achievement. What can principles, teachers, and school community members do to implement programs educating students on the severity of child sexual abuse programs? What strategies can be put in play to ensure school is a supportive and trusting environment?